J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. Takes Position in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD)

J.W. Cole Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHDGet Rating) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 98,247 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First National Bank of Omaha lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 42.1% during the 1st quarter. First National Bank of Omaha now owns 83,434 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,292,000 after buying an additional 24,731 shares during the period. M Holdings Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the 1st quarter valued at $240,000. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 19.6% during the 1st quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 19,018 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,891,000 after buying an additional 3,114 shares during the period. Toroso Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 12.4% during the 1st quarter. Toroso Investments LLC now owns 5,187 shares of the company’s stock valued at $515,000 after buying an additional 572 shares during the period. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 2.5% during the 1st quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 167,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,596,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. 82.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Church & Dwight Trading Up 0.7 %

Shares of Church & Dwight stock opened at $75.20 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $18.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.87, a PEG ratio of 3.75 and a beta of 0.35. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $86.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $91.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a twelve month low of $74.16 and a twelve month high of $105.28.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHDGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.04. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 21.89% and a net margin of 14.71%. The firm had revenue of $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.76 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Church & Dwight Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th were issued a $0.2625 dividend. This represents a $1.05 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 12th. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 33.33%.

Insider Activity at Church & Dwight

In related news, EVP Rene Hemsey sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.77, for a total value of $383,850.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 6,259 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $480,503.43. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on CHD shares. Bank of America started coverage on Church & Dwight in a research note on Wednesday, September 14th. They issued an “underperform” rating for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price objective on Church & Dwight from $104.00 to $93.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price objective on Church & Dwight from $94.00 to $92.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on Church & Dwight from $84.00 to $86.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on Church & Dwight from $76.00 to $73.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $91.64.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

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Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litters, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents, and baking soda, as well as other baking soda based products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesics under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; FLAWLESS products; cold shortening and relief products under the ZICAM brand; and oral care products under the THERABREATH brand.

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